Osumashi, 1983

by Matsunaga Yasuo

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Osumashi, 1983 by Matsunaga Yasuo

Original Matsunaga Yasuo Japanese Woodblock Print
Osumashi, 1983

Sosaku Hanga - The sosaku hanga or creative print movement in Japan began in the early part of the twentieth century. Unlike the traditional collaborative woodblock printing process utilizing a separate artist, carver, and printer along with a publisher, the sosaku hanga movement emphasized artist involvement in designing, carving, and printing the blocks himself, as the sole creator of his work. The movement gained popularity following World War II, earning international acclaim and expanding subject matter to include abstraction. Today most contemporary Japanese print artists design, carve, and print their woodblocks themselves, continuing the vibrant creative tradition established with ukiyo-e. Sosaku hanga prints encompass a wide range of subjects and expressive artistic styles, and are a great choice for a collector interested in modern and contemporary prints.

Signed - In kanji in bottom margin, dated 1983
Numbered - 27/300

Artist - Matsunaga Yasuo

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 10 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent color and detail. Folds across lower right corner, light creasing at edges.

Osumashi, 1983 by Matsunaga Yasuo
Osumashi, 1983 by Matsunaga Yasuo